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Jul 30, 2011 8:30pm PDT
step that we can take to become greener in our own lives, because we forget how big an impact just our small little, as on the environment when you add it up with all the people in san francisco. i am honored to be joined by the director of the department. she is going to walk you through the program and talk about the great things they are doing. >> before i talk about the program, i really wanted to thank phil for is leadership on these issues. he has been a champion for solar in san francisco as well as for energy efficiency. we are excited to have partnered with the assessor's office to get this information to homeowners in san francisco. my name is melanie, the director of the san francisco department of the environment. in an effort to help our city's homeowners afford energy efficiency in their homes, my department has partnered with energy of great california to develop the san francisco home improvement and performance program. this is a program that does offer financial incentives of up to $7,000 for san francisco homeowners, which is an exce looking to do energy efficiency i
Jul 31, 2011 11:30am PDT
, it is not that big of a steoop o begin with and you are limiting the amount of space available. commissioner hwang: i would say that a lot of the comments by vice-president garcia would be the same as mine. i think what is very difficult is how we live. i live in vernal heights. i try very hard to avert my eyes when i see my neighbors eating their breakfast and i try not to look at them. not because all we are unfriendly, but just affording privacy and consideration that we would like for ourselves. that is something that i think everyone should think about. i agree that it has also been said. neighbors have gotten into it over un-permitted work. it is hard to dial back what might be a hostile relationship and work together as neighbors. i can understand the appellant's perspective once the on permitted work -- un-permitted work, they're not in position to see it or see as a fair response has been incredibly frustrating. i understand that is what brought you here today. i can also see the neighbor's trying to fix a set of stairs that is rotted and dangerous . they hnhee -- need to fix those stairs. i
Jul 28, 2011 6:30am PDT
is important. -- so, the investment is important. i know in new orleans, one of the big criticisms is that no one met with the business community to suggest that they stay and rebuild right there. we learned that lesson, and we are here, right now, suggesting to our businesses, we want them to stay. we want the infrastructure. we want our utilities to recover immediately. >> [unintelligible] what are the examples? mayor lee: i think at an average it would take at least 10 years to rebuild san francisco after the major earthquake they are predicting. we are working on a plan that would be three to four years maximum. that is what we would like to see. >> [unintelligible] mayor lee: absolutely. otherwise you lose all the other major businesses. may have to know we are working on this right now. >> [inaudible] [laughter] >> we certainly have the wind. we have the wind at our back. it is gorgeous. it is amazing. you will display the america's cup to an audience that will pack in on the shores your. that is quite an opportunity. it is wonderful to visit the city and the region. it is a
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